After being crushed down by the host in the previous encounter, Afghanistan would now lock horns against the most clinical team – India in the 28th fixture of ICC World Cup 2019. The clash is scheduled to be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton on Saturday.
Talking about Afghanistan, they have lost their all five encounters so far and this makes them sit at the bottom of the points table with nil points in their baggage. For sure, Afghanistan would be looking forward to breaking their losing streak against India but it is nearly impossible to demolish the no.2 team in the world.
India, on the other hand, has won all the matches with one washed due to rain. There are few injury concerns surrounding India, but we believe this won’t hamper their performance.
India won the toss and elected to bat first.
Bhubaneswar misses out.
M Shami comes in place of him.
Dawlet Zardan Noor Ali Zardan missed out
Aftab Alam and H Zazai comes in for Afghanistan
From Guide (last five matches):
India: W, W, W, L, L
Afghanistan: L, L, L, L, L
When and Where:
Afghanistan vs India, Match 28, ICC World Cup 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
3:00 PM IST
Rose Bowl, Southampton
Weather, Pitch and venue stats
India Team News:
Hardik Pandya is playing his first ever World Cup and he has all the talent in the world to be an x-factor player. He could smash every bowler and is the best player in the pressure situation. Pandya is even capable of picking wickets in the middle over. Pandya has scored 89 runs in three games with two wickets in his pocket.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
Gulbadin Naib (c), Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman
Probable Playing 11:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Fantasy picks from Afghanistan:
H Shahidi is the leading run scorer for Afghanistan with 165 runs in 5 innings with highest being 76 runs and has an average of 33.00.
N Zardan has played four innings and has slammed 113 runs with highest being 51 runs.
Gulbadin Naib could be lethal with the ball on this surface. He has bagged 5 wickets in 5 innings with 100 runs off his willow. Don’t miss him out.
Fantasy picks from India:
Rohit Sharma is in super form. playing just three matches, he has scored 319 runs with highest being 140 runs. Make him your captain.
Virat Kohli could be your another pick as he has scored 177 runs in three games at an average of 59.00.
Y Chahal could be that Indian spinner who could make a powerful impact. He has bagged six wickets with best being 4/51. Don’t miss him out.
Captain: R Sharma
Vice Captain: H Pandya
Since D Zardan misses out from the squad, you can go for Aftab Alam in place of him.
Captain: V Kohli
Vice Captain: M Shami